January 2011

Spring Favorite – Roasted Asparagus

January 29, 2011

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means.  Fresh asparagus!  Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, vitamin C and vitamin A.  It can be prepared many ways and enjoyed hot or cold.  My favorite way is also the simplest.   Roasted Asparagus Ingredients: -1 lb. bunch asparagus -1 […]

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Crafting with Kids

January 27, 2011

This is a guest post by BeccasCrazyBoys.  Read more about Becca and her crazy boys at ourcrazyboys.com  I have a crafter in my house. He (yes, he) is six and he loves anything that involves glue, glitter, or markers. Because of Jack, I have learned a few things about crafty kids. 1. Crafts can be expensive […]

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Feeding Twins – Double Trouble or Twice the Fun?

January 26, 2011

This is a guest post by TwinToddlersDad about his experience in getting his twins to eat healthy. He writes a science-driven, real-life toddler nutrition blog at Littlestomaks.com. Feeding twins and raising them to be healthy eaters may seem like a herculean task. We often get that look and the “oh” when we share our dinner […]

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Salad Savoy Chips

January 25, 2011

If you haven’t jumped on the kale chip bandwagon yet, you’ve probably at least heard of them.  I love kale chips.  They take a sometimes hard-to-swallow vegetable and turn it into crispy salty melt-in-your-mouth goodness.  Salad savoy is a relative of kale and is packed with vitamins A & C, calcium and iron. Because we […]

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This Week’s Bounty

January 24, 2011

The variety in our Bountiful Basket this week was wonderful!  I especially love it when we get a fruit or veggie that we have never tried before.  Do you see that leafy white and green flowery veggie in the top of the photo?  That is salad savoy, a relative of kale and cabbage.  New veggie […]

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How to Make Chia Pudding

January 20, 2011

Last week, I posted about the health benefits of chia seeds.  I received lots of comments.  Many of you enjoy chia seeds on a regular basis, and many of you have never tried them before.  Ricki from Diet, Dessert and Dogs says that she eats them every single day, many times in pudding form.  I […]

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Curried Lentil, Potato, Cauliflower and Spinach Soup

January 19, 2011

Lately, I have been on the hunt for lentil recipes.  After picking some up at Sunflower Market last week, I realized just how easy, filling and economical they can be.  And with my organic Bountiful Basket overflowing with veggies this week, I didn’t want any of them to go to waste.  This soup turned out […]

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Flickr Feature

January 18, 2011

Avocados from umamigirl Brunch – Waffle sandwiches from Eating The Week thai coconut chicken! from ashbstarr Machiasport area. Mill Pond Stroll. With Yurts August 9, 2009 from Campobello Island All of these photos come from the Inspired RD group on Flickr. Aren’t they beautiful? Please join and share your inspiring photos. I hope to feature […]

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This Week’s Organic Bounty

January 16, 2011

This week’s organic Bountiful Basket included a huge bag of potatoes.  Honestly, I have a hard time using up that many potatoes before they go bad.  Please help me out by sharing your potato ideas in the comment section! For our $26.50 co-op contribution this week, we received (all organic): -1 head cauliflower -5 lb. […]

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January 14, 2011
chia seeds

I have been hearing about chia seeds for a while now as they seem to be a hot topic on many health and food blogs (KathEats is always sprinkling them on something).  They sounded intriguing but I had never seen them available in a store until this week when I spotted them at Sunflower Market. […]

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